Usage Data Guide

 
 

Here is your guide to inputting your organisations’ usage data on WLT’s Carbon Calculator. This is based on UK Government guidance and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission conversion factors for company reporting published by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy for 2021/22.

How to use the Usage Data guide

This is a guide to help you to understand all the different activities you can include within the boundary of your carbon footprint and the ways to input your organisations’ usage data on WLT’s Carbon Calculator.

Under each specific type of usage you can find information on:
  • Its definition and the units you can report usage in.
  • Which scope of emissions it belongs to (this is broadly in line with the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard).
  • The breakdown of any sub-types or other options you may encounter when uploading usage data such as fuel types and vehicle sizes.
  • The ways to gather the usage data for your organisation.

If you need further support please contact us at carbon@worldlandtrust.org

 
  • Definition of Usage Type

    Biofuels are liquid fuels produced directly or indirectly from organic material. The use of biofuels refers to the combustion of liquid fuels produced from recently living sources (such as trees) at a site or in an asset under the direct control of the reporting organisation.


    Units

    – kg
    – Litre


    Scope of Emissions

    Biofuel is reported as a Scope 1 emissions source.

    Carbon dioxide emissions from combustion of biofuels are counted as 0. However, they can be reported as outside of scopes.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Biodiesel = Renewable fuel almost exclusively derived from common natural oils

    Biodiesel (from used cooking oil) = Renewable fuel almost exclusively derived from common natural oils (such as vegetable oils).

    Biodiesel (from tallow) = Renewable fuel almost exclusively derived from common natural oils (such as animal fats).

    Bioethanol = Renewable fuel derived from common crops (such as sugar cane and sugar beet).

    Biomethane = The methane constituent of biogas. Biogas comes from anaerobic digestion of organic matter.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Use the data on how many kg or litres of biofuels have been consumed. For example, look at the number of kg/litres of biofuel purchased in a year.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Biogas are gaseous fuels produced directly or indirectly from organic material, including plant materials and animal waste. The use of biogas refers to the combustion of gaseous fuels produced from recently living sources (such as trees) at a site or in an asset under the direct control of the reporting organisation.


    Units

    – kWh (kilowatt hour)


    Scope of Emissions

    Biogas is reported as a Scope 1 emissions source.

    Currently carbon dioxide emissions from the combustion of biogases are counted as 0. However, they can be reported as outside of scopes.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Biogas = A naturally occurring gas from the anaerobic digestion of organic materials (such as sewage and food waste) or produced intentionally as a fuel from the anaerobic digestion of biogenic substances (such as energy crops and agricultural residues).

    Landfill gas = Gas collected from a landfill site. This may be used for electricity generation, collected and purified for use as a transport fuel, or be flared off.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Use the data on how many kWh of biogas have been consumed. For example, look at the readings of biogas purchased from your supplier in a year, in the unit of kWh.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Biomass are solid fuels produced directly or indirectly from organic material, including plant materials and animal waste. The use of biomass refers to the combustion of solid fuels produced from recently living sources (such as trees) at a site or in an asset under the direct control of the reporting organisation.

    Units

    Tonne (Metric tonne)

    Scope of Emissions

    Biomass is reported as a Scope 1 emissions source.

    Currently carbon dioxide emissions from the combustion of biomass are counted as 0. However, they can be reported as outside of scopes.

    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Grass/straw

    Wood chips

    Wood logs

    Wood pellets = Compressed low quality wood (such as sawdust and shavings) made into pellet form.

    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Use the data on how many tonnes have been consumed. For example, look at the number of tonnes of biomass purchased in a year.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Business Travel: Air refers to individuals flying for work purposes.


    Units

    $ Spend (Amount of USD you spent on the usage type.)

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)

    passenger.km (Passenger kilometre, the distance travelled by individual passengers per transport mode)


    Scope of Emissions

    Business Travel: Air is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    UK Domestic air = Domestic flights are those between UK airports.

    UK Short haul air = International flights to/from the UK, typically to Europe (up to 3700km distance).

    UK Long haul air = Long-haul international flights to/from the UK, typically to non-European destinations (over 3700km distance).

    Non-UK International air = International flights to/from non-UK countries.

    Average Air Travel


    Breakdown of seat types

    These refer to the seat class that was purchased for the flight.

    Economy

    Premium Economy

    Business

    First

    Average = If the seat class is unknown, please choose this option.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    If you have a travel agent that you use to book your flights and you want to report on your air travel on a yearly basis. You can request an annual report from your dedicated travel agent, which reports the distances travelled for domestic, short-haul and long-haul flights, in each class of travel (ranging from economy to first class).

    If you do not have a travel agent or want to report more regularly. Instead, use you expense system to note the flight type, distance and class of travel each time when an employee flies.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Business Travel: Rail refers to individuals travel for business purposes via the rail network and in assets not owned or directly operated by a business.


    Units

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)

    passenger.km (Passenger kilometre, the distance travelled by individual passengers per transport mode.)


    Scope of Emissions

    Business Travel: Rail is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Light rail and tram

    Underground

    National rail = National rail refers to the usage of rail network in the UK in passenger.km. It is based on National Rail Global.

    National rail UK = National rail UK refers to the £ spend on usage of rail network in the UK.

    International rail

    Average rail


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    If you know or can calculate the distance travelled by train, please enter this information in passenger.km. If this information is not available, please enter the amount spent in GBP on rail travel. Your accounting department should have the receipts available.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Business Travel: Road refers to the emissions associated with individuals travel for business purposes in assets not owned or directly operated by a business. This includes mileage for business purposes in cars owned by employees, public transport, hire cars, and so on.


    Units

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)

    $ Spend (Amount of USD you spent on the usage type.)

    passenger.km (Passenger kilometre, the distance travelled by individual passengers per transport mode.)

    km (Kilometre)


    Scope of Emissions

    Business Travel: Road is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    The usage sub-types refer to the mode of transportation.

    Regular taxi

    Black taxi

    Local bus = Local bus that is not London Bus

    London bus

    Average bus

    Coach

    Car: owned

    Car: not owned by business

    Motorbike: owned

    Motorbike: not owned by business

    Road Travel Average


    Breakdown of vehicle size and fuel type

    Under the sub-types “Car: owned” and “Car: not owned by business”, the vehicle size and the fuel type used are also required to calculate your carbon footprint. For sub-types “Motorbike: owned” and “Motorbike: not owned by business”, only information on vehicle size is required to calculate your footprint.

    Breakdown of Vehicle Sizes

    For “Car: owned” or “Car: not owned by business”

    Average = For vehicles with unknown engine size.

    Small = Petrol/LPG/CNG – up to a 1.4-litre engine

    Diesel – up to a 1.7-litre engine

    Others – vehicles models of a similar size (i.e. market segment A or B)

    Medium = Petrol/LPG/CNG – from 1.4-litre to 2.0-litre engine

    Diesel – from 1.7-litre to 2.0-litre engine

    Others – vehicles models of a similar size (i.e. generally market segment C)

    Large = Petrol/LPG/CNG – 2.0-litre engine +

    Diesel – 2.0-litre engine +

    Others – vehicles models of a similar size (i.e. generally market segment D and above)

    Mini = This is the smallest category of car sometimes referred to as a city car. Examples include: Citroën C1, Fiat/Alfa Romeo 500 and Panda, Peugeot 107, Volkswagen up!, Renault TWINGO, Toyota AYGO, smart fortwo and Hyundai i 10.

    Supermini = This is a car that is larger than a city car, but smaller than a small family car. Examples include: Ford Fiesta, Renault CLIO, Volkswagen Polo, Citroën C2 and C3, Opel Corsa, Peugeot 208, and Toyota Yaris.

    Lower medium = This is a small, compact family car. Examples include: Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus, Opel Astra, Audi A3, BMW 1 Series, Renault Mégane and Toyota Auris.

    Upper medium = This is classed as a large family car. Examples include: BMW 3 Series, ŠKODA Octavia, Volkswagen Passat, Audi A4, Mercedes Benz C Class and Peugeot 508.

    Executive = These are large cars. Examples include: BMW 5 Series, Audi A5 and A6, Mercedes Benz E Class and Skoda Superb.

    Luxury = This is a luxury car which is niche in the European market. Examples include: Jaguar XF, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, .BMW 7 series, Audi A8, Porsche Panamera and Lexus LS.

    Sports = Sport cars are a small, usually two seater with two doors and designed for speed, high acceleration, and manoeuvrability. Examples include: Mercedes-Benz SLK, Audi TT, Porsche 911 and Boxster, and Peugeot RCZ.

    Dual purpose 4X4 = These are sport utility vehicles (SUVs) which have off-road capabilities and four-wheel drive. Examples include: Suzuki Jimny, Land Rover Discovery and Defender, Toyota Land Cruiser, and Nissan Pathfinder.

    MPV = These are multipurpose cars. Examples include: Ford C-Max, Renault Scenic, Volkswagen Touran, Opel Zafira, Ford B-Max, and Citroën C3 Picasso and C4 Picasso.

    Breakdown of Vehicle Sizes

    For “Motorbike: owned” or “Motorbike: not owned by business”

    Average = Unknown engine size.

    Small = Mopeds/scooters up to 125cc.

    Medium = 125cc to 500cc

    Large = 500cc +

    Breakdown of Fuel Types

    For “Car: owned” or “Car: not owned by business”

    Average = Unknown fuel type.

    Battery Electric Vehicle

    CNG = Compressed natural gas – a compressed version of the same natural gas used in homes. Stored in cylinders for use as an alternative transport fuel.

    Diesel

    Hybrid

    LPG = Liquid petroleum gas – used to power cooking stoves or heaters off-grid and fuel some vehicles (such as fork-lift trucks and vans).

    Petrol

    Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    You could either figure out the distance travelled using online mapping tools or enter the amount spent on fuel for road travel in the vehicle type selected.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Business Travel: Sea refers to individuals travelling for business purposes on ferries.


    Units

    $ Spend (Amount of USD you spent on the usage type.)

    passenger.km (Passenger kilometre, the distance travelled by individual passengers per transport mode)


    Scope of Emissions

    Business Travel: Sea is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Ferry

    Average Sea Travel = The amount spent on sea travel in your reporting currency.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    You could either figure out the distance travelled on ferries using online mapping tools or enter the amount spent in USD on sea travel. Your accounting department should have the receipts available.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    The use of chemicals and chemical products.


    Units

    $ Spend (Amount of USD you spent on the usage type.)

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)

    Tonne (Metric tonne)

    kg (Kilogram)


    Scope of Emissions

    Chemical use is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    All purpose cleaner = Cleaning chemical for all surfaces

    All purpose cleaner: Method = Embodied emissions from all purpose cleaning product made by Method.

    Chemicals: Average

    Detergent: Average = Detergent for cleaning / washing.

    Dish soap (washing up liquid) = Liquid detergent for washing dishes by hand.

    Dish soap (washing up liquid): Ecover = Liquid for dishes / washing up. Ecover brand.

    Hand wash = Liquid soap for washing hands.

    Ink = Ink average


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Collect the data on how many tonnes or kg of chemicals/chemical products have been consumed. For example, look at the number of kg or tonnes of detergent purchased in a year. Alternatively, if the number of tonnes or kg purchased is unknown, you could enter the amount spent on chemicals in the chemical type selected.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Computers refer to the consumption of procured computers equipment.


    Units

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)

    $ Spend (Amount of USD you spent on the usage type.)

    Tonne (Metric tonne)


    Scope of Emissions

    Computers are reported as Scope 3 emissions sources.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Average Computers


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Use the data on how many computers were consumed. For example, look at the number of tonnes of computers purchased in a year. Computer $ Spend or £ Spend include purchases of computer equipment.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Construction refers to the consumption of procured material for construction purposes based on their origin (that is, comprised of primary material or recycled materials). For primary materials, this covers the extraction, primary processing, manufacturing and transporting materials to the point of sale, not the materials in use. For secondary materials, this covers sorting, processing, manufacturing and transporting to the point of sale, not the materials in use. This is useful for reporting efficiencies gained through reduced procurement of material or the benefit of procuring items that are the product of a previous recycling process.


    Units

    Tonne (Metric tonne)

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)

    $ Spend (Amount of USD you spent on the usage type.)

    Unit (Unit of items.)

    m (Metre)

    m2 (Square metre)

    m3 (Cubic metre)

    kg (Kilogram)


    Scope of Emissions

    Construction is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    There are over 600 usage sub-types under “Construction”, and they are of a variety of materials, country of origin and the percentage make-up of the materials. But in general, you could find the usage sub-types for the listed materials below.

    Aggregates and sand

    Aluminium

    Asbestos

    Asphalt

    Average construction

    Bitumen

    Brick

    Carpet

    Cement

    Clay

    Concrete

    Concrete admixtures

    Copper

    Glass

    Insulation

    Iron

    Lead

    Materials

    Metal

    Mineral oil

    Minerals

    Miscellaneous

    Mortar and screed

    Paint

    Paper

    Plaster

    Plastic

    PV modules

    Road surface

    Roads

    Roof or skylight, inc frame

    Rubber

    Sealants and adhesives

    Soil

    Steel

    Stone

    Timber

    Tin

    Titanium

    Tyres

    Vinyl

    Water

    Wood

    Zinc


    Breakdown of production type

    Average production mix

    Closed loop source = The materials are made from recycled content where the previous product was the same as the new product.

    Compost source

    Open loop source = The materials are made from recycled content where the previous product was different to the current product.

    Primary material production = The materials are made from virgin stock (i.e., products not made from recycled products).

    Reused = The materials are re-used instead of disposed of by recycling or landfill.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Use the data on how much materials were consumed for construction purposes. For example, look at the number of kg of aluminium purchased in a year.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Digital Network refers to the website dwell time, which is the amount of time (in minutes) that goes by from the moment a user clicks on a search result and enters your website, to the moment they return to the search engine results pages (SERPs) on different platform/devices.


    Units

    Minute (Minutes summed across all end users.)


    Scope of Emissions

    Digital Network is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Website dwell time: app = Dwell time spent on browsing with app.

    Website dwell time: Smart TV = Dwell time spent on browsing with Smart TV.

    Website dwell time: Games console = Dwell time spent on browsing with games console.

    Website dwell time: Smartphone (mobile web) = Dwell time spent on browsing with smartphones (via mobile web browsers).

    Website dwell time: Tablet = Dwell time spent on browsing with tablets.

    Website dwell time: Unknown device = Dwell time spent on browsing with unknown devices.

    Website dwell time: Desktop = Dwell time spent on browsing with desktop.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Website dwell times (or user dwell times) on the company’s websites, which can be obtained from analytics such as Google Analytics. These are expressed in minutes per annum from different devices.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Digital: Web and Cloud Hosting refers to the third-party company’s emissions to host reporting company’s websites, cloud and/or data centre, provided by the hosting company. It also refers to the energy consumed by the reporting company for those that have their own data centre either for intranet or website hosting.


    Units

    kWh (Kilowatt hour)

    Tonne (Metric tonne)

    vCPUh (Virtual CPU hours)

    TBh (Terabyte hours of storage)


    Scope of Emissions

    Digital: Web and Cloud Hosting is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Electricity: Australia = Electricity used by your web and cloud host provider(s) in Australia.

    Electricity: UK grid = Electricity used by your web and cloud host provider(s) in the United Kingdom.

    Electricity: United States Average = Electricity used by your web and cloud host provider(s) in the United States.

    Electricity: EU (average) = Electricity used by your web and cloud host provider(s) in EU countries.

    Carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) = Supplier-specific carbon dioxide equivalent in tonnes, emitted on behalf of the reporting company by the supplier during the reporting period.

    Virtual CPU: UK = Hours of virtual CPU provision by third party provider in the United Kingdom.

    Virtual CPU: US = Hours of virtual CPU provision by third party provider in the United States.

    Storage: HDD: UK = HDD storage by a cloud hosting service.

    Storage: SSD: UK = Storage on SSD by a cloud hosting service.

    Storage: HDD: US = HDD storage by a cloud hosting service.

    Storage: SSD: US = Storage on SSD by a cloud hosting service.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    The information on kWh of energy used, hours of use of virtual CPU, TBh of HDD/SSD storage or supplier-specific tonnes CO2e calculated on your behalf can be obtained from the third-party company.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Electrical items refer to the consumption of procured electrical items based on their origin (that is, comprised of primary material or recycled materials). For primary materials, these factors cover the extraction, primary processing, manufacturing and transportation materials to the point of sale, not the materials in use. For secondary materials, the factors cover sorting, processing, manufacturing and transportation to the point of sale, not the materials in use. These factors are useful for reporting efficiencies gained through reduced procurement of material or the benefit of procuring items that are the product of a previous recycling process.


    Units

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)

    $ Spend (Amount of USD you spent on the usage type.)

    Tonne (Metric tonne)


    Scope of Emissions

    Electrical items are reported as Scope 3 emissions sources.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Batteries = Batteries excluding car batteries.

    Electrical items: Average

    Fridges and freezers

    Large electrical items = Stationary machines for routine housekeeping tasks (such as cookers and fridges).

    Mixed size electrical items

    Small electrical items = Small power equipment.


    Breakdown of Production Type

    Open loop source = The materials are made from recycled content where the previous product was different to the current product.

    Primary material production = The materials are made from virgin stock (i.e., products not made from recycled products).


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Use the data on how many electrical items were consumed. For example, look at the number of tonnes of electrical items purchased in a year.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Electricity used by an organisation at local or international sites owned or controlled by them.


    Units

    $ Spend (Amount of USD spent on the usage type.)

    kWh (Kilowatt hour)


    Scope of Emissions

    Electricity is reported as a Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions source.

    Transmission and distribution (T&D) losses for electricity are automatically calculated for you when you enter electricity data. They appear next to the electricity you have entered as the Scope 3 emissions, together with the well-to-tank (WTT) upstream embodied emissions.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    There are numerous usage sub-types under the usage type of “Electricity”. They generally refer to the location of your facility and which electricity grid it belongs to. For example, please choose subtype “Electricity: UK grid” if your facility is in the United Kingdom. If your facility is located in Tasmania, please choose subtype “Electricity: Australia: Tasmania”.

    There are other subtypes which are not based on the location of your facilities, which includes:

    Electricity: Average Spend $ = The amount of USD you spent in electricity for your facility.

    Electricity: Solar PV: Generated = The total amount of electricity generated by the solar panels at your facility.

    Electricity: Solar PV: Consumed = The consumption of electricity from the energy that was generated by the solar panels at your facility.

    Electricity: Solar PV: Exported = The extra units of electricity generated by the solar panels at your facility which you did not use and exported back to the grid, such as for feed-in tariff (FIT).


    Suppliers fuel mix

    For some usage subtypes (for example, “Electricity: UK Grid”), you could also fill in your supplier’s fuel mix. Enter a number without % into each fuel type, even if it is 0.

    For example, if it is 100% Renewables, it would be:

    Biomass 0

    Coal 0

    Gas 0

    Nuclear 0

    Other 0

    Renewables 100


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Electricity consumption can be found by reading the electricity meters or found in bills or data downloads from your supplier, or via your building manager if you are not the bill payer. It is reported in kWh.

    Fuel grid mix is reported on bills and can also be found on the supplier’s website.

    Example: Company P reports the emissions from the electricity it uses in its data centre, which is hosted off site by a 3rd-party supplier. Its electricity consumption can be found on the utility bills from its electricity supplier.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    The consumption of liquid fuels in assets in which employees commuting to their usual place of work.


    Units

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)

    kWh (Kilowatt hour)

    Tonne (Metric tonne)

    Litre (Litre / Liter)


    Scope of Emissions

    Employee Car Liquid Fuels are reported as Scope 3 emissions sources.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Diesel (average biofuel blend) = Standard diesel bought from any local filling station (across the board forecourt fuel typically contains biofuel content).

    Petrol (average biofuel blend) = Standard petrol bought from any local filling station (across the board forecourt fuel typically contains biofuel content).


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    The consumption of liquid fuels can be collected as the number of tonnes of fuel purchased in a year.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Employee Commuting: Air refers to the emissions associated with employees commuting to their usual place of work via air travel.


    Units

    $ Spend (Amount of USD you spent on the usage type.)

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)

    passenger.km (Passenger kilometre, the distance travelled by individual passengers per transport mode)


    Scope of Emissions

    Employee Commuting: Air is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    UK Domestic air = Domestic flights are those between UK airports.

    UK Short haul air = International flights to/from the UK, typically to Europe (up to 3700km distance).

    UK Long haul air = Long-haul international flights to/from the UK, typically to non-European destinations (over 3700km distance).

    Non-UK International air = International flights to/from non-UK countries.

    Average Air Travel


    Breakdown of Seat Types

    It refers to the seat class that was purchased for the flight.
    Economy

    Premium Economy

    Business

    First

    Average = If the seat class is unknown, please choose this option.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    If you have a travel agent that you use to book your flights and you want to report on your air travel on a yearly basis. You can request an annual report from your dedicated travel agent, which reports the distances travelled for domestic, short-haul and long-haul flights, in each class of travel (ranging from economy to first class).

    If you do not have a travel agent or want to report more regularly. Instead, use you expense system to note the flight type, distance and class of travel every time when an employee flies.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Employee Commuting: Rail refers to the emissions associated with employees commuting to their usual place of work via the rail network.


    Units

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)

    passenger.km (Passenger kilometre, the distance travelled by individual passengers per transport mode.)


    Scope of Emissions

    Employee Commuting: Rail is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Light rail and tram

    Underground

    National rail = National rail refers to the usage of rail network in the UK in passenger.km. It is based on National Rail Global.

    National rail UK = National rail UK refers to the £ spend on usage of rail network in the UK.

    International rail

    Average rail


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    If you know or can calculate the distance travelled by train enter this information in passenger.km. If the distance information is not available, please enter the amount spent in GBP on rail travel. Your accounting department should have the receipts available.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Employee Commuting: Road refers to the emissions associated with employees commuting to their usual place of work in assets not owned or directly operated by a business. This includes mileage for employees commuting to their usual place of work in cars owned by employees, public transport, hire cars, and so on.


    Units

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)

    $ Spend (Amount of USD you spent on the usage type.)

    passenger.km (Passenger kilometre, the distance travelled by individual passengers per transport mode.)

    km (Kilometre)


    Scope of Emissions

    Employee Commuting: Road is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    The usage sub-types refer to the mode of transportation the employees took to commute.

    Regular taxi

    Black taxi

    Local bus = Local bus that is not London Bus

    London bus

    Average bus

    Coach

    Car: owned

    Car: not owned by business

    Motorbike: owned

    Motorbike: not owned by business

    Road Travel Average


    Breakdown of Fuel Types and Vehicle Sizes

    Under the sub-types “Car: owned” and “Car: not owned by business”, the vehicle size and the fuel type used are also required to calculate your carbon footprint. For sub-types “Motorbike: owned” and “Motorbike: not owned by business”, only information on vehicle size is required to calculate your footprint.

    Breakdown of Vehicle Sizes

    For “Car: owned” or “Car: not owned by business”

    Average = For vehicles with unknown engine size.

    Small = Petrol/LPG/CNG – up to a 1.4-litre engine

    Diesel – up to a 1.7-litre engine

    Others – vehicles models of a similar size (i.e. market segment A or B)

    Medium = Petrol/LPG/CNG – from 1.4-litre to 2.0-litre engine

    Diesel – from 1.7-litre to 2.0-litre engine

    Others – vehicles models of a similar size (i.e. generally market segment C)

    Large = Petrol/LPG/CNG – 2.0-litre engine +

    Diesel – 2.0-litre engine +

    Others – vehicles models of a similar size (i.e. generally market segment D and above)

    Mini = This is the smallest category of car sometimes referred to as a city car. Examples include: Citroën C1, Fiat/Alfa Romeo 500 and Panda, Peugeot 107, Volkswagen up!, Renault TWINGO, Toyota AYGO, smart fortwo and Hyundai i 10.

    Supermini = This is a car that is larger than a city car, but smaller than a small family car. Examples include: Ford Fiesta, Renault CLIO, Volkswagen Polo, Citroën C2 and C3, Opel Corsa, Peugeot 208, and Toyota Yaris.

    Lower medium = This is a small, compact family car. Examples include: Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus, Opel Astra, Audi A3, BMW 1 Series, Renault Mégane and Toyota Auris.

    Upper medium = This is classed as a large family car. Examples include: BMW 3 Series, ŠKODA Octavia, Volkswagen Passat, Audi A4, Mercedes Benz C Class and Peugeot 508.

    Executive = These are large cars. Examples include: BMW 5 Series, Audi A5 and A6, Mercedes Benz E Class and Skoda Superb.

    Luxury = This is a luxury car which is niche in the European market. Examples include: Jaguar XF, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, .BMW 7 series, Audi A8, Porsche Panamera and Lexus LS.

    Sports = Sport cars are a small, usually two seater with two doors and designed for speed, high acceleration, and manoeuvrability. Examples include: Mercedes-Benz SLK, Audi TT, Porsche 911 and Boxster, and Peugeot RCZ.

    Dual purpose 4X4 = These are sport utility vehicles (SUVs) which have off-road capabilities and four-wheel drive. Examples include: Suzuki Jimny, Land Rover Discovery and Defender, Toyota Land Cruiser, and Nissan Pathfinder.

    MPV = These are multipurpose cars. Examples include: Ford C-Max, Renault Scenic, Volkswagen Touran, Opel Zafira, Ford B-Max, and Citroën C3 Picasso and C4 Picasso.

    Breakdown of Vehicle Sizes

    For “Motorbike: owned” or “Motorbike: not owned by business”

    Average = Unknown engine size.

    Small = Mopeds/scooters up to 125cc.

    Medium = 125cc to 500cc

    Large = 500cc +

    Breakdown of Fuel Types

    For “Car: owned” or “Car: not owned by business”

    Average = Unknown fuel type.

    Battery Electric Vehicle

    CNG = Compressed natural gas – a compressed version of the same natural gas used in homes. Stored in cylinders for use as an alternative transport fuel.

    Diesel

    Hybrid

    LPG = Liquid petroleum gas – used to power cooking stoves or heaters off-grid and fuel some vehicles (such as fork-lift trucks and vans).

    Petrol

    Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    You could either figure out the distance travelled using online mapping tools or enter the amount spent on fuel for road travel in the vehicle type selected.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Employee Commuting: Sea refers to the emissions associated with employees commuting to their usual place of work on ferries.


    Units

    passenger.km (Passenger kilometre, the distance travelled by individual passengers per transport mode)

    $ Spend (Amount of USD you spent on the usage type.)


    Scope of Emissions

    Employee Commuting: Sea is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Ferry

    Average Sea Travel = The amount spent on sea travel in your reporting currency.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    You could find out the distance travelled on ferries using online mapping tools. Alternatively, you could enter the amount spent in USD on sea travel. Your accounting department should have the receipts available.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Disposal of the reporting organisation’s sold products by customers.


    Units

    Bin: 1100 litre (1100 litre wheelie bin)

    Tonne (Metric tonne)


    Scope of Emissions

    End of Life of Sold Products is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Commercial and industrial waste = Waste generated by businesses or industrial operations.

    Municipal waste = Domestic waste.

    Waste: Aluminium cans and foil

    Waste: Board only

    Waste: Mixed board and paper


    Breakdown of Waste Types

    Anaerobic Digestion = Energy is recovered from the waste through anaerobic digestion.

    Closed Loop = Closed-loop recycling is the process of recycling material back into the same product.

    Combustion = Energy is recovered from the waste through incineration and subsequent generation of electricity. It is also known as energy-from-waste (EFW). Incineration and other high temperature waste treatment systems described as “thermal treatment”. Incineration of waste materials converts waste in ash, flue gas, heat and energy.

    Composting = CO₂e emitted as a result of composting a waste stream.

    Landfill = Waste sent to landfill.

    Open Loop = Open-loop recycling is the process of recycling material into other products.

    Reuse = Materials that are re-used instead of disposed of by recycling or landfill.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Information about the end of life of sold products can be obtained from the waste contractor through a report. It usually is a monthly report, while annual report can also be obtained from the contractor. The report shows the waste types, destination and weight of sold products.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Events such as meetings, conferences, entertainment events, learning events.


    Units

    tCO2e (Tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent as provided by the Supplier.)


    Scope of Emissions

    Events are reported as Scope 3 emissions sources.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Meeting Room Hire = The meeting room hired for holding the events.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    For the usage, the information on the number of tCO2e should be available from the supplier (i.e., the hotel or conference organisers etc.).

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Food and Drink accounts for the carbon emission generated from the materials and processes involved in production of different food or drink items.


    Units

    $ Spend (Amount of USD you spent on the usage type.)

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)

    Tonne (Metric tonne)

    kg (Kilogram)


    Scope of Emissions

    Food and drink are reported as Scope 3 emissions sources.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    You could select the usage sub-types according to two factors, the category of food/drink items and its country of origin.

    Wide variety of food and drink categories – The app includes a wide variety of food and drink categories where you could enter the usage in kg, tonnes, £ Spend and $ Spend.

    Country of origin – For some categories, you could choose the source of food supply (country of origin), if known.

    For example, if your pork supply comes from the US, you could choose the option “Pork: US”, and if it is not from the US, you could choose the option “Pork: world average: Global average”.

    Option for pet food is also available.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    You could either select “Food and Drink Average” to report the spend on food and drink or select specific food categories in kg or tonnes of food purchased.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Haulage of goods after sale to customers where the transport is not arranged or paid for by the reporting organisation, but by customers or other parties in the company’s downstream value chain. It includes the shipment of goods over land, by sea or by air through a third-party company. Factors are available for a whole vehicle’s worth of goods or per tonne of goods shipped via a specific transport mode.


    Units

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)

    kWh (Kilowatt hour)

    Tonne (Metric tonne)

    tonne.km (The transport of one tonne of goods by a given transport mode over one kilometre.)

    km (Kilometre)

    Litre (Litre / Liter)


    Scope of Emissions

    Freight: Downstream is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Freight: Van Class I (up to 1.305 tonnes)

    Freight: Van Class II (1.305 to 1.74 tonnes)

    Petrol (average biofuel blend) = Standard petrol bought from any local filling station (across the board forecourt fuel typically contains biofuel content).

    Diesel (average biofuel blend) = Standard diesel bought from any local filling station (across the board forecourt fuel typically contains biofuel content).

    Freight: Air: Average Fedex = Fedex average aircraft carrier.

    Freight: Air: Average UPS

    Freight: Air: Average DHL

    Freight: Road: HGV: Average Fedex

    Freight: Air: Average DPD La Poste

    Freight: Air: Average Landmark

    Freight: Road: Average Royal Mail = Average road vehicle (Heavy Goods Vehicles and vans) across entire fleet.

    Freight: Road: Average DHL

    Freight: Road: Average wnDirect Asendia = Asendia by La Poste & Swiss Post, average light duty vehicle / van. Alternative name is wnDirect.

    Freight: Air: Average wnDirect Asendia

    Freight: Road: Average DPD La Poste

    Freight: Road: HGV: Average DPD La Poste = Average Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) or Heavy Duty Vehicle (HDV) emissions intensity for DPD La Poste.

    Freight: Road: LDV: Average DPD La Poste = Average Low Duty Vehicle (Van in the UK) emissions intensity for DPD La Poste.

    Freight: Rail: Average Mars Rail and Sea = Mars’ blended average rail and sea emissions intensity per tonne.km based on a specific proportion of journeys that are by rail and the remained by sea for specific routes.

    Freight: Air: Average K&N = Average supplier specific emissions factor for haulier K & N air haulage.

    Freight: Sea: Average K&N = Average emissions per tonne.km for sea freight with haulier K&N.


    Breakdown of Fuel Types and Load

    Breakdown of Fuel Types

    Battery Electric Vehicle

    Diesel

    Petrol

    Breakdown of Load

    0% Load = Unloaded vehicles

    50% Load = Vehicle that is loaded to half of its capacity.

    100% Load = Vehicle that is loaded to its full capacity.

    Avg. Load = Unknown load


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    The distance travelled in each trip can be figured out by using online mapping tools. When using the excel template to upload usage data in a bundle, please make sure that each row represents only one trip.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Haulage of goods in the reporting company’s own vehicles, to be used when the actual fuel consumption has not been recorded. Factors are available for a whole vehicle’s worth of goods per kilometre travelled; or per tonne of goods shipped per kilometre (tonne.km) via a specific transport mode.


    Units

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)

    kWh (Kilowatt hour)

    Tonne (Metric tonne)

    tonne.km (The transport of one tonne of goods by a given transport mode over one kilometre.)

    km (Kilometre)

    Litre (Litre / Liter)


    Scope of Emissions

    Freight: Owned Vehicles are reported as Scope 3 emissions sources.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Van Class I (up to 1.305 tonnes) = Large goods vehicles (vans up to 3.5 tonnes).

    Van Class II (1.305 to 1.74 tonnes)

    Van Class III (1.74 to 3.5 tonnes)

    Van — Average (up to 3.5 tonnes)

    HGV — Rigid (>3.5 – 7.5 tonnes) = Large goods vehicles with maximum weight exceeding 3.5 tonnes. These factors do not include refrigerated vehicles.

    HGV — Rigid (>7.5 tonnes-17 tonnes)

    HGV — Rigid (>17 tonnes)

    HGV — All rigids

    HGV — Articulated (>3.5 – 33t)

    HGV — Articulated (>33t)

    HGV — All artics

    HGV — All HGVs

    HGVs refrigerated — Rigid (>3.5 – 7.5 tonnes) = Refrigerated road vehicles with maximum weight exceeding 3.5 tonnes.

    HGVs refrigerated — Rigid (>7.5 tonnes-17 tonnes)

    HGVs refrigerated — Rigid (>17 tonnes)

    HGVs refrigerated — All rigids

    HGVs refrigerated — Articulated (>3.5 – 33t)

    HGVs refrigerated — Articulated (>33t)

    HGVs refrigerated — All artics

    HGVs refrigerated — All HGVs

    Petrol (average biofuel blend) = Standard petrol bought from any local filling station (across the board forecourt fuel typically contains biofuel content).

    Diesel (average biofuel blend) = Standard diesel bought from any local filling station (across the board forecourt fuel typically contains biofuel content).

    Freight: Air: Average DHL


    Breakdown of Fuel Types and Load

    Breakdown of Fuel Types

    Average = Unknown fuel type.

    Battery Electric Vehicle

    CNG = Compressed natural gas – a compressed version of the same natural gas used in homes. Stored in cylinders for use as an alternative transport fuel.

    Diesel

    LPG = Liquid petroleum gas – used to power cooking stoves or heaters off-grid and fuel some vehicles (such as fork-lift trucks and vans).

    Petrol

    Breakdown of Load

    0% Load = Unloaded vehicles

    50% Load = Vehicle that is loaded to half of its capacity.

    100% Load = Vehicle that is loaded to its full capacity.

    Avg. Load = Unknown load


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    The distance travelled in each trip can be figured out by using online mapping tools. When using the excel template to upload usage data in a bundle, please make sure that each row represents only one trip.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Haulage of goods arranged and paid for by the reporting organisation, including transport of materials from producer to distribution centre, transport to any reporting company premises and transport of goods after sale to a customer, where the haulage is not arranged by the customer but by the reporting organisation. It includes the shipment of goods over land, by sea or by air through a third-party company. Factors are available for a whole vehicle’s worth of goods or per tonne of goods shipped via a specific transport mode.


    Units

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)

    kWh (Kilowatt hour)

    Tonne (Metric tonne)

    tonne.km (The transport of one tonne of goods by a given transport mode over one kilometre.)

    km (Kilometre)

    Litre (Litre / Liter)


    Scope of Emissions

    Freight: Upstream: Third Party is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Diesel (average biofuel blend) = Standard diesel bought from any local filling station (across the board forecourt fuel typically contains biofuel content).

    Freight: Air: Average DPD La Poste

    Freight: Air: Average Fedex = Fedex average aircraft carrier.

    Freight: Air: Average K&N = Average supplier specific emissions factor for haulier K & N air haulage.

    Freight: Air: Average Landmark

    Freight: Air: Average UPS

    Freight: Air: Average wnDirect Asendia

    Freight: HGV — All artics

    Freight: HGV — All HGVs

    Freight: HGV — All rigids

    Freight: HGV — Articulated (>3.5 – 33t)

    Freight: HGV — Articulated (>33t)

    Freight: HGV — Rigid (>17 tonnes)

    Freight: HGV — Rigid (>3.5 – 7.5 tonnes)

    Freight: HGV — Rigid (>7.5 tonnes-17 tonnes)

    Freight: HGVs refrigerated — All artics

    Freight: HGVs refrigerated — All HGVs

    Freight: HGVs refrigerated — All rigids

    Freight: HGVs refrigerated — Articulated (>3.5 – 33t)

    Freight: HGVs refrigerated — Articulated (>33t)

    Freight: HGVs refrigerated — Rigid (>17 tonnes)

    Freight: HGVs refrigerated — Rigid (>3.5 – 7.5 tonnes)

    Freight: HGVs refrigerated — Rigid (>7.5 tonnes-17 tonnes)

    Freight: Non-UK International air

    Freight: Rail: Average Mars Rail and Sea = Mars’ blended average rail and sea emissions intensity per tonne.km based on a specific proportion of journeys that are by rail and the remained by sea for specific routes.

    Freight: Road: Average = Spend in your chosen reporting currency on average courier services.

    Freight: Road: Average DHL

    Freight: Road: Average DPD La Poste

    Freight: Road: Average Ligentia Road and Barge = Mixed mode combined emissions factor for Ligentia using 84gCO2e/TEU.km for barge journeys which are 39% of the post shipment journeys.

    Freight: Road: Average Royal Mail = Average road vehicle (Heavy Goods Vehicles and vans) across entire fleet.

    Freight: Road: Average UPS = Average UPS of Vans (Light Duty Vehicles) and Heavy Goods Vehicle (or Heavy Duty Vehicle, HDV) across entire fleet.

    Freight: Road: Average wnDirect Asendia = Asendia by La Poste & Swiss Post, average light duty vehicle / van. Alternative name is wnDirect.

    Freight: Road: HGV: Average DPD La Poste = Average Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) or Heavy Duty Vehicle (HDV) emissions intensity for DPD La Poste.

    Freight: Road: HGV: Average Fedex

    Freight: Road: LDV: Average DPD La Poste = Average Low Duty Vehicle (Van in the UK) emissions intensity for DPD La Poste.

    Freight: Sea: Average K&N = Average emissions per tonne.km for sea freight with haulier K&N.

    Freight: Sea: Bulk Cargo Carrier: 0–9999 dwt

    Freight: Sea: Bulk Cargo Carrier: 10,000–34,999 dwt

    Freight: Sea: Bulk Cargo Carrier: 100,000–199,999 dwt

    Freight: Sea: Bulk Cargo Carrier: 200,000+ dwt

    Freight: Sea: Bulk Cargo Carrier: 35,000–59,999 dwt

    Freight: Sea: Bulk Cargo Carrier: 60,000–99,999 dwt

    Freight: Sea: Bulk Cargo Carrier: Average

    Freight: Sea: Chemical Tanker 0–4999 dwt

    Freight: Sea: Chemical Tanker 10,000–19,999 dwt

    Freight: Sea: Chemical Tanker 20,000+ dwt

    Freight: Sea: Chemical Tanker 5000–9999 dwt

    Freight: Sea: Chemical Tanker Average

    Freight: Sea: Container Ship: 0–999 TEU

    Freight: Sea: Container Ship: 1000–1999 TEU

    Freight: Sea: Container Ship: 2000–2999 TEU

    Freight: Sea: Container Ship: 3000–4999 TEU

    Freight: Sea: Container Ship: 5000–7999 TEU

    Freight: Sea: Container Ship: 8000+ TEU

    Freight: Sea: Container Ship: Average

    Freight: Sea: Crude Tanker 10,000–59,999 dwt

    Freight: Sea: Crude Tanker 120,000–199,999 dwt

    Freight: Sea: Crude Tanker 200,000+ dwt

    Freight: Sea: Crude Tanker 60,000–79,999 dwt

    Freight: Sea: Crude Tanker 80,000–119,999 dwt

    Freight: Sea: Crude Tanker Average

    Freight: Sea: Crude Tanker: 0–9999 dwt

    Freight: Sea: General Cargo: 0–4999 dwt

    Freight: Sea: General Cargo: 0–4999 dwt 100+ TEU

    Freight: Sea: General Cargo: 10,000+ dwt

    Freight: Sea: General Cargo: 10,000+ dwt 100+ TEU

    Freight: Sea: General Cargo: 5000–9999 dwt

    Freight: Sea: General Cargo: 5000–9999 dwt 100+ TEU

    Freight: Sea: General Cargo: Average

    Freight: Sea: Large RoPax Ferry: Average

    Freight: Sea: LNG Tanker 0–199,999 m3

    Freight: Sea: LNG Tanker 200,000+ m3

    Freight: Sea: LNG Tanker Average

    Freight: Sea: LPG Tanker 0–49,999 m3

    Freight: Sea: LPG Tanker 50,000+ m3

    Freight: Sea: LPG Tanker Average

    Freight: Sea: Products Tanker 0–4999 dwt

    Freight: Sea: Products Tanker 10,000–19,999 dwt

    Freight: Sea: Products Tanker 20,000–59,999 dwt

    Freight: Sea: Products Tanker 5000–9999 dwt

    Freight: Sea: Products Tanker 60,000+ dwt

    Freight: Sea: Products Tanker Average

    Freight: Sea: Refrigerated Cargo: All dwt

    Freight: Sea: RoRo Ferry: 0–1999 LM

    Freight: Sea: RoRo Ferry: 2000+ LM

    Freight: Sea: RoRo Ferry: Average

    Freight: Sea: Vehicle Transport: 0–3999 CEU

    Freight: Sea: Vehicle Transport: 4000+ CEU

    Freight: Sea: Vehicle Transport: Average

    Freight: Train

    Freight: UK Domestic air

    Freight: UK Long haul air

    Freight: UK Short haul air

    Freight: Van — Average (up to 3.5 tonnes)

    Freight: Van Class I (up to 1.305 tonnes)

    Freight: Van Class II (1.305 to 1.74 tonnes)

    Freight: Van Class III (1.74 to 3.5 tonnes)

    Petrol (average biofuel blend) = Standard petrol bought from any local filling station (across the board forecourt fuel typically contains biofuel content).

    Breakdown of Fuel Types

    Average = Unknown fuel type.

    Battery Electric Vehicle

    CNG = Compressed natural gas – a compressed version of the same natural gas used in homes. Stored in cylinders for use as an alternative transport fuel.

    Diesel

    LPG = Liquid petroleum gas – used to power cooking stoves or heaters off-grid and fuel some vehicles (such as fork-lift trucks and vans).

    Petrol

    Breakdown of Load

    0% Load = Unloaded vehicles

    50% Load = Vehicle that is loaded to half of its capacity.

    100% Load = Vehicle that is loaded to its full capacity.

    Avg. Load = Unknown load


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    The distance travelled in each trip can be figured out by using online mapping tools. When using the excel template to upload usage data in a bundle, please make sure that each row represents only one trip.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Upstream embodied emissions from the purchase of new furniture.


    Units

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)

    $ Spend (Amount of USD you spent on the usage type.)

    Unit (Unit of items)


    Scope of Emissions

    Furniture is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Office furniture: Average

    Office furniture: Chair: Work chair = Work chair, also known as task chair, is a chair with a seat height adjustment mechanism designed to be used with a desk and a computer.

    Office furniture: Chair: Visitor chair = A visitor chair is a side chair for occasional/meeting use.

    Office furniture: Desk: Average = Office desk – 1600mmx1800mm rectangular desk.

    Office furniture: Table: Dining table


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Use the data on how much furniture is purchased. For example, look at the number of units of desks purchased in a year.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Gas refers to the consumption of natural gas at your facility.

    This refers to natural gas from the grids from different regions. For “UK natural gas”, it is the same as the sub-type under usage type “Gaseous Fuels”.

    If you wish to add your usage for natural gas (100% mineral blend), you could select the sub-type under usage type “Gaseous Fuels”.


    Units

    $ Spend (Amount of USD you spent on the usage type.)

    m3 (Cubic metre)

    Tonne (Metric tonne)

    kWh (Kilowatt hour)

    scf (Standard cubic foot. A unit of natural gas commonly used in the US.)


    Scope of Emissions

    Gas is reported as a Scope 1 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Average gas = If the gas type is unknown, not listed or bundled. This option will give you the chance to enter your usage in spend.

    CA natural gas = Canadian natural gas.

    DE natural gas = German natural gas.

    FR natural gas = French natural gas.

    SP natural gas = Spanish natural gas.

    UK natural gas = United Kingdom natural gas.

    US natural gas = United States natural gas.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    This information should be available on your bills from your gas supplier or on your gas meter. If your building is managed by someone other than yourself, this can be calculated by the amount you are charged for gas.

    Example: Company X needs to report the Scope 1 emissions from its natural gas use. Its consumption can be found by reading its gas meter or gathering data from its energy bills from the supplier.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Gaseous fuels refer to any primary fuel sources, that are ordinarily in gaseous condition, combusted at a site or in an asset owned/controlled by the reporting organisation.

    For sub-type “UK natural gas”, it is the same as the sub-type under usage type “Gas”.

    If you wish to add your usage for natural gas from regions other than UK, please select the usage type “Gas”.


    Units

    kWh (Kilowatt hour)

    Tonne (Metric tonne)

    m3 (Cubic metre)

    Litre (Litre / Liter)


    Scope of Emissions

    Gaseous fuels are reported as Scope 1 emissions sources.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    CNG = Compressed natural gas – a compressed version of the same natural gas used in homes. Stored in cylinders for use as an alternative transport fuel.

    LNG = Liquefied natural gas- in a liquid state, this is the easiest way to transport gas in tankers (truck or ship). It can be used as an alternative transport fuel.

    LPG = Liquid petroleum gas – used to power cooking stoves or heaters off-grid and fuel some vehicles (such as fork-lift trucks and vans).

    Natural gas (100% mineral blend) = Natural gas (100% mineral blend) factor is natural gas not obtained through the grid, and therefore, does not contain any biogas content. It can be used for calculating bespoke fuel mixtures.

    UK Natural gas = Standard natural gas received through the gas mains grid network in the UK. Note – contains limited biogas content.

    Other petroleum gas = Consists mainly of ethane, plus other hydrocarbons, (excludes butane and propane).


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Example: Company A needs to report the Scope 1 emissions from its natural gas and diesel use. Its consumption can be found by reading its gas meter or gathering data from its gas bills from energy supplier.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Glass refers to the consumption of glass based on their origin (that is, comprised of primary material or recycled materials). For primary materials, these factors cover the extraction, primary processing, manufacturing and transportation materials to the point of sale, not the materials in use. For secondary materials, the factors cover sorting, processing, manufacturing and transportation to the point of sale, not the materials in use. These factors are useful for reporting efficiencies gained through reduced procurement of material or the benefit of procuring items that are the product of a previous recycling process.


    Units

    Tonne (Metric tonne)


    Scope of Emissions

    Glass is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Glass

    Breakdown of Production Type

    Closed loop source = The materials are made from recycled content where the previous product was the same as the new product.

    Open loop source = The materials are made from recycled content where the previous product was different to the current product.

    Primary material production = The materials are made from virgin stock (i.e., products not made from recycled products).

    Reused


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Use the data on how many tonnes have been used. For example, look at the number of tonnes of glass purchased in a year.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    The usage type of heat and steam refers to the purchase of heat/steam energy within the reporting organisations for heating purposes or for use in specific industrial processes (for local or district heating purposes).


    Units

    kWh (Kilowatt hour)


    Scope of Emissions

    Heat and Steam falls under Scope 2 reporting.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    District heat and steam = Heat/steam energy purchased for district heating purposes.

    Onsite heat and steam = Heat/steam energy purchased for onsite heating purposes.

    Solar Thermal Consumed = Heat/steam energy consumed from the energy generated from solar panels at your facility.

    Solar Thermal Generated = Heat/steam energy generated from solar panels at your facility.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Organisations can keep and report separate records of the kWh use from the purchase of heat and steam for different facilities via different heat and steam network.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Home working refers to the consumption of energy by employees working from home.


    Units

    $ Spend (Amount of USD spent on the usage type.)

    kWh (Kilowatt hour)

    m3 (Cubic metre)

    Tonne (Metric tonne)

    scf (Standard cubic foot. A unit of natural gas commonly used in the US.)

    Litre (Litre / Liter)


    Scope of Emissions

    Home Working is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Electricity: Average Spend $

    Electricity: EU (average)

    Electricity: Singapore

    Electricity: UK grid

    Electricity: United States Average

    Electricity: US: Alaska

    Electricity: US: Arizona & New Mexico

    Electricity: US: California

    Electricity: US: Florida

    Electricity: US: Hawaii

    Electricity: US: Long Island

    Electricity: US: New England

    Electricity: US: New York City

    Electricity: US: North & South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska & Iowa

    Electricity: US: Oahu

    Electricity: US: Texas

    Electricity: US: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah

    Electricity: US: Wisconsin

    UK natural gas

    US natural gas

    Burning oil = Main purpose is for heating/lighting on a domestic scale (also known as kerosene).

    Wood logs

    Wood chips


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    The consumption of electricity, gas, liquid fuels and biofuel can be gathered by surveying the employees who have adopted the working arrangement of home working.

    Green Element and Compare Your Footprint have developed a new methodology to measure remote working carbon emissions that obtains specific information about employees’ working from home patterns and different energy fuel types used.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Hotel Stay refers to the emission associated with overnight hotel stay.


    Units

    room.night​​​​ (Room per night)


    Scope of Emissions

    Hotel stays is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    There are numerous usage sub-types under the usage type of “Hotel Stay”. They generally refer to the location of the hotel.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    First, select the country or city that the hotel was in. If the hotel is located in London, please select “Hotel stay: UK:London”.

    For the usage, “room.night” is the number of rooms x the number of nights in that hotel stay. For example, 2 rooms for 1 night = 2 room.night, 2 rooms for 2 nights = 4 room.night. This information should be available on receipts provided by your accounts department.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    I.T. services and products purchased, such as Consultancy (IT), Network and Hosting and software.


    Units

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)

    $ Spend (Amount of USD you spent on the usage type.)

    Tonne (Metric tonne)

    Unit (Unit of items.)


    Scope of Emissions

    Information Technology is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Information Technology Services: General

    Average Computers

    Smartphone: iPhone SE: Average = Manufacturing and production of a single iPhone SE (average of size and generations 1 and 2) purchased by the reporting organisation.

    Laptop: Dell Latitude 5510 = Manufacture cradle to gate of one Dell Latitude 5510 laptop.

    Laptop: Microsoft Surface = Manufacturing and production of a single Microsoft Surface laptop purchased by the reporting organisation.

    Monitor: HP 24″ = Manufacturing and production of a single HP 24″ monitor purchased by the reporting organisation.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Use the data on how many I.T services and products are purchased. For example, look at the number of tonnes of computers purchased in a year, or $ Spend/£ Spend on I.T. services or software.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Liquid fuels refer to any primary fuel sources, that are ordinarily in liquid condition, combusted at a site or in an asset owned/controlled by the reporting organisation.


    Units

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)

    kWh (Kilowatt hour)

    Tonne (Metric tonne)

    Litre (Litre / Liter)


    Scope of Emissions

    Liquid fuels are reported as Scope 1 emissions sources.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Aviation spirit = Fuel for piston-engined aircraft – a high octane petrol (aka AVGAS).

    Aviation turbine fuel= Fuel for turbo-prop aircraft and jets (aka jet fuel). Similar to kerosene used as a heating fuel but refined to a higher quality.

    Burning oil = Main purpose is for heating/lighting on a domestic scale (also known as kerosene).

    Diesel (100% mineral diesel) = Diesel that has not been blended with biofuel (non-forecourt diesel).

    Diesel (average biofuel blend) = Standard diesel bought from any local filling station (across the board forecourt fuel typically contains biofuel content).

    Fuel oil = Heavy oil used as fuel in furnaces and boilers of power stations, in industry, for industrial heating and in ships.

    Gas oil = Medium oil used in diesel engines and heating systems (also known as red diesel).

    Lubricants = Waste petroleum-based lubricating oils recovered for use as fuels.

    Marine fuel oil = Residual fuels are called “Marine fuel oil”. Residual fuel or “residuum” is the fraction that did not boil, sometimes referred to as “tar” or “petroleum pitch”.

    Marine gas oil = Distillate fuels are commonly called “Marine gas oil”. Distillate fuel is composed of petroleum fractions of crude oil that are separated in a refinery by a boiling or “distillation” process.

    Naphtha = A product of crude oil refining – often used as a solvent.

    Petrol (100% mineral petrol) = Petrol that has not been blended with biofuel (non-forecourt petrol).

    Petrol (average biofuel blend) = Standard petrol bought from any local filling station (across the board forecourt fuel typically contains biofuel content).

    Processed fuel oils – distillate oil = Waste oils meeting the ‘distillate’ oil definition contained in the ‘Processed Fuel Oil Quality Protocol’.

    Processed fuel oils – residual oil = Waste oils meeting the ‘residual’ oil definition contained in the ‘Processed Fuel Oil Quality Protocol’.

    Refinery miscellaneous = Includes aromatic extracts, defoament solvents and other minor miscellaneous products.

    Waste oils = Recycled oils outside of the ‘Processed Fuel Oil Quality Protocol’ definitions.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    The consumption of liquid fuels can be collected as the number of tonnes of fuel purchased in a year.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Upstream embodied emissions from purchase of new machinery.


    Units

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)

    $ Spend (Amount of USD you spent on the usage type.)


    Scope of Emissions

    Machinery is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Average machinery


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Gather the data on the amount spent in USD or GBP on purchasing new machinery. Your accounting department should have the receipts available.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Managed Assets: Electricity refers to electricity used at a site or in an asset not directly owned or operated by the reporting organisation (such as space in a data centre).


    Units

    kWh (Kilowatt hour)


    Scope of Emissions

    Managed Assets: Electricity is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source and is a voluntary accounting practice.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    There are numerous usage sub-types under the usage type of “Managed Assets: Electricity”. They essentially refer to the location of your facility and which electricity grid it belongs to.

    For example, please choose subtype “Managed Assets: Electricity: UK grid” if your facility is in the United Kingdom. If your facility is located in Tasmania, please choose subtype “Managed Assets: Electricity: Australia: Tasmania”.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Example: Company P reports the emissions from the electricity it uses in its data centre, which is hosted off site by a 3rd-party supplier. Its consumption can be found in its monthly bill and is in kWh.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Managed Assets: Vehicles factors should be used to report emissions from vehicles that are used by a reporting organisation but are not owned by the organisation and generally do not appear on the organisation’s balance sheet.


    Units

    km (Kilometre)


    Scope of Emissions

    Managed Assets: Vehicles are reported as Scope 3 emissions sources.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Managed Assets: Car

    Managed Assets: HGV — All HGVs

    Managed Assets: HGV — All artics

    Managed Assets: HGV — All rigids

    Managed Assets: HGV — Articulated (>33t)

    Managed Assets: HGV — Articulated (>3.5 – 33t)

    Managed Assets: HGV — Rigid (>17 tonnes)

    Managed Assets: HGV — Rigid (>7.5 tonnes-17 tonnes)

    Managed Assets: HGV — Rigid (>3.5 – 7.5 tonnes)

    Managed Assets: HGVs refrigerated — All HGVs

    Managed Assets: HGVs refrigerated — All artics

    Managed Assets: HGVs refrigerated — All rigids

    Managed Assets: HGVs refrigerated — Articulated (>33t)

    Managed Assets: HGVs refrigerated — Articulated (>3.5 – 33t)

    Managed Assets: HGVs refrigerated — Rigid (>17 tonnes)

    Managed Assets: HGVs refrigerated — Rigid (>7.5 tonnes-17 tonnes)

    Managed Assets: HGVs refrigerated — Rigid (>3.5 – 7.5 tonnes)

    Managed Assets: Motorbike

    Managed Assets: Van — Average (up to 3.5 tonnes)

    Managed Assets: Van Class I (up to 1.305 tonnes)

    Managed Assets: Van Class II (1.305 to 1.74 tonnes)

    Managed Assets: Van Class III (1.74 to 3.5 tonnes)


    Breakdown of Fuel Types, Vehicle Sizes and Loads

    Under the sub-type “Managed Assets: Cars” – both the vehicle size and the fuel type used are required to calculate your carbon footprint.

    For sub-type “Managed Assets: Motorbike” – only information on vehicle size is required to calculate your footprint.

    For other sub-types – please provide information on both fuel types and loads.

    Breakdown of Fuel Types

    Note: Not all fuel types listed below are applicable, so it is normal to see only a few of the options below when adding the usage data.

    Average = Unknown fuel type.

    Battery Electric Vehicle

    CNG = Compressed natural gas – a compressed version of the same natural gas used in homes. Stored in cylinders for use as an alternative transport fuel.

    Diesel

    Hybrid

    LPG = Liquid petroleum gas – used to power cooking stoves or heaters off-grid and fuel some vehicles (such as fork-lift trucks and vans).

    Petrol

    Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle

    Breakdown of Vehicle Sizes

    For “Managed Assets: Cars”

    Average = For vehicles with unknown engine size.

    Small = Petrol/LPG/CNG – up to a 1.4-litre engine

    Diesel – up to a 1.7-litre engine

    Others – vehicles models of a similar size (i.e. market segment A or B)

    Medium = Petrol/LPG/CNG – from 1.4-litre to 2.0-litre engine

    Diesel – from 1.7-litre to 2.0-litre engine

    Others – vehicles models of a similar size (i.e. generally market segment C)

    Large = Petrol/LPG/CNG – 2.0-litre engine +

    Diesel – 2.0-litre engine +

    Others – vehicles models of a similar size (i.e. generally market segment D and above)

    Mini = This is the smallest category of car sometimes referred to as a city car. Examples include: Citroën C1, Fiat/Alfa Romeo 500 and Panda, Peugeot 107, Volkswagen up!, Renault TWINGO, Toyota AYGO, smart fortwo and Hyundai i 10.

    Supermini = This is a car that is larger than a city car, but smaller than a small family car. Examples include: Ford Fiesta, Renault CLIO, Volkswagen Polo, Citroën C2 and C3, Opel Corsa, Peugeot 208, and Toyota Yaris.

    Lower medium = This is a small, compact family car. Examples include: Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus, Opel Astra, Audi A3, BMW 1 Series, Renault Mégane and Toyota Auris.

    Upper medium = This is classed as a large family car. Examples include: BMW 3 Series, ŠKODA Octavia, Volkswagen Passat, Audi A4, Mercedes Benz C Class and Peugeot 508.

    Executive = These are large cars. Examples include: BMW 5 Series, Audi A5 and A6, Mercedes Benz E Class and Skoda Superb.

    Luxury = This is a luxury car which is niche in the European market. Examples include: Jaguar XF, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, .BMW 7 series, Audi A8, Porsche Panamera and Lexus LS.

    Sports = Sport cars are a small, usually two seater with two doors and designed for speed, high acceleration, and manoeuvrability. Examples include: Mercedes-Benz SLK, Audi TT, Porsche 911 and Boxster, and Peugeot RCZ.

    Dual purpose 4X4 = These are sport utility vehicles (SUVs) which have off-road capabilities and four-wheel drive. Examples include: Suzuki Jimny, Land Rover Discovery and Defender, Toyota Land Cruiser, and Nissan Pathfinder.

    MPV = These are multipurpose cars. Examples include: Ford C-Max, Renault Scenic, Volkswagen Touran, Opel Zafira, Ford B-Max, and Citroën C3 Picasso and C4 Picasso.

    Breakdown of Vehicle Sizes

    For “Managed Assets: Motorbike”

    Average = Unknown engine size.

    Small = Mopeds/scooters up to 125cc.

    Medium = 125cc to 500cc

    Large = 500cc +

    Breakdown of Load

    0% Load = Unloaded vehicles

    50% Load = Vehicle that is loaded to half of its capacity.

    100% Load = Vehicle that is loaded to its full capacity.

    Avg. Load = Unknown load


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    The distance travelled in km can be gathered by using online mapping tools.

    Example: Company Q reports the emissions from the distance travelled in heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) on a long-term lease. For its 12-tonne gross vehicle weight rigid HGV, ‘Managed Assets: HGV — Rigid (>7.5 tonnes-17 tonnes)’ is selected. It also has some other articulated HGVs on short-term leases at a site further afield for which size remains unknown. Therefore, ‘Managed Assets: HGV — All artics’ is selected, which is an appropriate average figure.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Upstream embodied emissions from the purchase of manufacturing services provided by a third-party company.


    Units

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)

    $ Spend (Amount of USD you spent on the usage type.)


    Scope of Emissions

    Manufacturing is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Manufacturing: Average


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Gather the data on the amount spent in USD or GBP on purchasing manufacturing services. Your accounting department should have the receipts available.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Metal refers to the consumption of metal based on their origin (that is, comprised of primary material or recycled materials). For primary materials, these factors cover the extraction, primary processing, manufacturing and transportation materials to the point of sale, not the materials in use. For secondary materials, the factors cover sorting, processing, manufacturing and transportation to the point of sale, not the materials in use. These factors are useful for reporting efficiencies gained through reduced procurement of material or the benefit of procuring items that are the product of a previous recycling process.

    This is separate from metal listed under the construction category, for the consumption of metal for construction purposes, please select the usage type of “Construction”.


    Units

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)

    $ Spend (Amount of USD you spent on the usage type.)

    Tonne (Metric tonne)


    Scope of Emissions

    Metal is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Aluminium cans and foil

    Average metal

    Mixed cans

    Scrap metal

    Steel cans

    Breakdown of Production Type

    Closed loop source = The materials are made from recycled content where the previous product was the same as the new product.

    Primary material production = The materials are made from virgin stock (i.e., products not made from recycled products).

    Breakdown of Waste Type

    Closed Loop

    Combustion

    Landfill


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Example: Company K reports its emissions from purchasing steel cans made from primary metals (to be filled with a product and sold). At a separate site, company K wishes to report the emissions from purchasing metals that are the product of a previous closed-loop recycling process (also to be filled with a product and sold). For the procurement of cans that have been newly manufactured, it selects the ‘metal steel cans’ material type and selects the ‘primary material production’ conversion factor. For the procurement of cans that are made from second-generation metals that have already been recycled, it selects the ‘metal steel cans’ row and the ‘closed-loop’ conversion factor. The carbon benefits of procuring the second generation metals quickly becomes clear.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Composite materials used for packaging, such as glass jars with metal lids, glass, paper, plastics, metal etc.


    Units

    kg (Kilogram)


    Scope of Emissions

    Packaging is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Aluminium cans and foil

    Bioplastics: Polylactic Acid (PLA): Thailand = Polylactic acid (PLA) is the most widely used commercial bio-based plastic. PLA offers a wide range of end-of-life options: besides mechanical or chemical recycling and (renewable) energy recovery, it offers multiple end-of-life options related to its inherent biodegradability.

    Board only

    Glass = Average global glass embodied emissions.

    Glass jar with metal lid = Based on a 700g capacity glass bottle / jar with a metal lid, often used for sauces such as passata. The emissions are in kg of CO2e per kg weight of the combined packaging product.

    Mixed board and paper

    Mixed cans

    Paper only

    Plastics: Average plastic film

    Plastics: Average plastic rigid

    Plastics: Average plastics

    Plastics: HDPE (incl. forming) = An opaque plastic commonly used for milk bottles.

    Plastics: LDPE and LLDPE (incl. forming) = Packaging material (such as foils and plastic bags).

    Plastics: PET (incl. forming) = For example, clear drink bottles and sandwich wrappers.

    Plastics: PP (incl. forming) = Mainly used in injection moulding (for example, for cutlery, containers and automotive parts).

    Plastics: PS (incl. forming) = Commonly used for foam-based insulation and cheap disposable items (such as protective packaging and disposable cutlery).

    Plastics: PVC (incl. forming) = Widespread use in building, transport, packaging, electrical/electronic and healthcare applications.

    Steel cans


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Use the data on how many tonnes have been used for packaging purposes. For example, look at the number of tonnes of plastics purchased in a year.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Paper refers to the consumption of paper based on their origin (that is, comprised of primary material or recycled materials). For primary materials, these factors cover the extraction, primary processing, manufacturing and transportation materials to the point of sale, not the materials in use. For secondary materials, the factors cover sorting, processing, manufacturing and transportation to the point of sale, not the materials in use. These factors are useful for reporting efficiencies gained through reduced procurement of material or the benefit of procuring items that are the product of a previous recycling process.


    Units

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)

    $ Spend (Amount of USD you spent on the usage type.)

    Tonne (Metric tonne)


    Scope of Emissions

    Paper is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Books

    Average Paper and Pulp

    Mixed board and paper = Assumes 25% paper, 75% board

    Board only = Average: 78% corrugate and 22% cartonboard

    Paper only

    eCommerce bag: Small (30g)

    eCommerce bag: Medium (53g)

    eCommerce bag: Large (89g)

    eCommerce bag: Extra Large (117g)

    Breakdown of Production Type

    Closed loop source = The materials are made from recycled content where the previous product was the same as the new product.

    Primary material production = The materials are made from virgin stock (i.e., products not made from recycled products).

    Compost source


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Example: Company K reports its emissions from paper made from primary materials. At a separate site, company K wishes to report the emissions from purchasing paper that are the product of a previous closed-loop recycling process. For the procurement of paper that have been newly manufactured, it selects the ‘paper’ material type and selects the ‘primary material production’. For the procurement of paper that are made from second-generation materials that have already been recycled, it selects the ‘paper’ and the ‘closed-loop’ production type. The carbon benefits of procuring the second generation paper quickly becomes clear.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Plastic refers to the consumption of plastic based on their origin (that is, comprised of primary material or recycled materials). For primary materials, these factors cover the extraction, primary processing, manufacturing and transportation materials to the point of sale, not the materials in use. For secondary materials, the factors cover sorting, processing, manufacturing and transportation to the point of sale, not the materials in use. These factors are useful for reporting efficiencies gained through reduced procurement of material or the benefit of procuring items that are the product of a previous recycling process.


    Units

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)

    $ Spend (Amount of USD you spent on the usage type.)

    Tonne (Metric tonne)


    Scope of Emissions

    Plastic is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Bioplastics: Polylactic Acid (PLA): Thailand = Polylactic acid (PLA) is the most widely used commercial bio-based plastic. PLA offers a wide range of end-of-life options: besides mechanical or chemical recycling and (renewable) energy recovery, it offers multiple end-of-life options related to its inherent biodegradability.

    Plastics: Average plastic products

    Plastics: Average plastic film

    Plastics: Average plastic rigid

    Plastics: Average plastics

    Plastics: HDPE (incl. forming) =

    An opaque plastic commonly used for milk bottles.

    Plastics: Hydropol polymer pellets = Hydropol is a speciality polymer resin based on polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH), which is non-toxic, biodegradable and soluble in water.

    Plastics: LDPE and LLDPE (incl. forming) = Packaging material (such as foils and plastic bags).

    Plastics: PET (incl. forming) = For example, clear drink bottles and sandwich wrappers.

    Plastics: PP (incl. forming) = Mainly used in injection moulding (for example, for cutlery, containers and automotive parts).

    Plastics: PS (incl. forming) = Commonly used for foam-based insulation and cheap disposable items (such as protective packaging and disposable cutlery).

    Plastics: PVC (incl. forming) = Widespread use in building, transport, packaging, electrical/electronic and healthcare applications.

    Breakdown of Production Type

    Closed loop source = The materials are made from recycled content where the previous product was the same as the new product.

    Open loop source = The materials are made from recycled content where the previous product was different to the current product.

    Primary material production = The materials are made from virgin stock (i.e., products not made from recycled products).


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Use the data on how many tonnes have been used. For example, look at the number of tonnes of plastics purchased in a year.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    This usage type has the purpose of reporting leakage from air-conditioning, refrigeration units or the release to the atmosphere of other gases that have global warming potential (GWP).


    Units

    kg (Kilogram)


    Scope of Emissions

    Refrigerant is reported as a Scope 1 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    All refrigerant

    Carbon dioxide

    Carbon tetrachloride

    CFC-11/R11 = trichlorofluoromethane

    CFC-113

    CFC-114

    CFC-115

    CFC-12/R12 = dichlorodifluoromethane

    CFC-13

    Dimethylether

    Halon-1211

    Halon-1301

    Halon-2402

    HCFC-123

    HCFC-124

    HCFC-141b

    HCFC-142b

    HCFC-21

    HCFC-22/R22 = chlorodifluoromethane

    HCFC-225ca

    HCFC-225cb

    HCFE-235da2

    HFC-125

    HFC-134

    HFC-134a

    HFC-143

    HFC-143a

    HFC-152

    HFC-152a

    HFC-161

    HFC-227ea

    HFC-23

    HFC-236cb

    HFC-236ea

    HFC-236fa

    HFC-245ca

    HFC-245fa

    HFC-32

    HFC-365mfc

    HFC-41

    HFC-43-I0mee

    HFE-125

    HFE-134

    HFE-143a

    HFE-236ca12 (HG-10)

    HFE-245cb2

    HFE-245fa2

    HFE-254cb2

    HFE-338pcc13 (HG-01)

    HFE-347mcc3

    HFE-347pcf2

    HFE-356pcc3

    HFE-43-10pccc124 (H-Galden1040x)

    HFE-449sl (HFE-7100)

    HFE-569sf2 (HFE-7200)

    Methane

    Methyl bromide

    Methyl chloride

    Methyl chloroform

    Methylene chloride

    Nitrogen trifluoride

    Nitrous oxide

    Perfluorobutane (PFC-3-1-10)

    Perfluorocyclobutane (PFC-318)

    Perfluorocyclopropane

    Perfluoroethane (PFC-116)

    Perfluorohexane (PFC-5-1-14)

    Perfluoromethane (PFC-14)

    Perfluoropentane (PFC-4-1-12)

    Perfluoropropane (PFC-218)

    PFC-9-1-18

    PFPMIE

    R1234yf

    R1234ze

    R134a

    R290 = propane

    R32

    R403A

    R404A

    R406A

    R407A

    R407C

    R407F

    R408A

    R409A

    R410A

    R448A

    R449A

    R502

    R507

    R507A

    R508B

    R600A = isobutane

    Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6)

    Trifluoromethyl sulphur pentafluoride


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Each year, company D needs to report on the refrigerants that leak from its air-conditioning equipment (sometimes called fugitive emissions) at its headquarters. These are considered to be Scope 1 emissions. To calculate the leakage, Company D simply notes how much in kg it has had to ‘top-up’ the refrigerant over the reporting year.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Rubber refers to the consumption of rubber.


    Units

    Tonne (Metric tonne)


    Scope of Emissions

    Rubber is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Rubber gloves

    Rubber: General = Average rubber for general purposes.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Use the data on how many tonnes of rubber have been used. For example, look at the number of tonnes of rubber purchased in a year.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Solid fuels refer to any primary fuel sources, that are ordinarily in solid state, combusted at a site or in an asset owned/controlled by the reporting organisation.


    Units

    Tonne (Metric tonne)


    Scope of Emissions

    Solid fuels are reported as Scope 1 emissions sources.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Charcoal (fuel) = Charcoal is a lightweight black carbon residue produced by strongly heating wood in minimal oxygen to remove all water and volatile constituents.

    Emissions from purchase and combustion of charcoal include the upstream embodied emissions from its production and direct emissions from combustion.

    Coal (domestic) = Coal used domestically.

    Coal (electricity generation) = Coal used in power stations to generate electricity.

    Coal (electricity generation: UK coal) = Coal used in power stations to generate electricity (only for coal produced in the UK).

    Coal (Industrial) = Coal used in sources other than power stations and domestic use.

    Coking coal = Coke may be used as a heating fuel and as a reducing agent in a blast furnace.

    Petroleum coke = Normally used in cement manufacture and power plants.

    Paraffin wax(reported as scope 3.) = Paraffine or kerosene wax: A soft colourless solid used as a fuel and sometimes in candles.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Collect the data on how many tonnes of solid fuels have been consumed. For example, look at the number of tonnes of coal purchased in a year.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Electricity used by suppliers on reporting organisation’s behalf, such as manufacturers, data centre hosts, etc.


    Units

    kWh

    (Kilowatt hour)


    Scope of Emissions

    Supplier Electricity is reported as a Scope 3 emission source.

    Transmission and distribution (T&D) losses for electricity are automatically calculated for you when you enter electricity data. They appear next to the electricity you have entered as the Scope 3 emissions, together with the well-to-tank (WTT) upstream embodied emissions.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    There are numerous usage sub-types under the usage type of “Supplier Electricity”. They generally refer to the location of the supplier’s site and which electricity grid it belongs to. For example, please choose subtype “Electricity: UK grid” if your supplier’s site is in the United Kingdom; if it is located in Belgium, please choose subtype “Electricity: Belgium”.

    Electricity: Africa (average)

    Electricity: Australia

    Electricity: Austria

    Electricity: Belgium

    Electricity: Brazil

    Electricity: Bulgaria

    Electricity: Canada

    Electricity: Chinese Taipei

    Electricity: Croatia

    Electricity: Cyprus

    Electricity: Czech Republic

    Electricity: Denmark

    Electricity: Egypt

    Electricity: Estonia

    Electricity: Finland

    Electricity: France

    Electricity: Germany

    Electricity: Gibraltar

    Electricity: Greece

    Electricity: Hong Kong, China

    Electricity: Hungary

    Electricity: Iceland

    Electricity: India

    Electricity: Indonesia

    Electricity: Ireland

    Electricity: Israel

    Electricity: Italy

    Electricity: Japan

    Electricity: Latin America (average)

    Electricity: Latvia

    Electricity: Lithuania

    Electricity: Luxembourg

    Electricity: Malaysia

    Electricity: Malta

    Electricity: Mexico

    Electricity: Middle East (average)

    Electricity: Netherlands

    Electricity: New Zealand

    Electricity: Non-OECD Europe and Eurasia (average)

    Electricity: Norway

    Electricity: Pakistan

    Electricity: People’s Rep. of China

    Electricity: Philippines

    Electricity: Poland

    Electricity: Portugal

    Electricity: Romania

    Electricity: Russian Federation

    Electricity: Saudi Arabia

    Electricity: Singapore

    Electricity: Slovak Republic

    Electricity: Slovenia

    Electricity: South Africa

    Electricity: South Korea

    Electricity: Spain

    Electricity: Sweden

    Electricity: Switzerland

    Electricity: Thailand

    Electricity: Turkey

    Electricity: UK grid

    Electricity: Ukraine

    Electricity: United States Average


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Electricity consumption by the supplier can be obtained from your company’s suppliers, which they can find their consumption by reading the electricity meters or found in bills or data downloads from energy supplier, or via the building manager. It is reported in kWh.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Gas used by suppliers on reporting organisation’s behalf, such as manufacturers, data centre hosts, etc.


    Units

    m3 (Cubic metre)

    Tonne (Metric tonne)

    kWh (Kilowatt hour)

    scf (Standard cubic foot. A unit of natural gas commonly used in the US.)


    Scope of Emissions

    Supplier Gas is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    CA natural gas = Canadian natural gas.

    DE natural gas = German natural gas.

    FR natural gas = French natural gas.

    SP natural gas = Spanish natural gas.

    UK natural gas = United Kingdom natural gas.

    US natural gas = United States natural gas.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    This information should be available from the reporting organisation’s supplier, which they can find the information on their bills from their gas supplier or on their gas meter.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Liquid fuels used by suppliers on reporting organisation’s behalf, such as manufacturers, data centre hosts, etc.


    Units

    £ Spend

    (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)

    kWh (Kilowatt hour)

    Tonne (Metric tonne)

    Litre (Litre / Liter)


    Scope of Emissions

    Supplier Liquid Fuels are reported as Scope 3 emissions sources.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Diesel (average biofuel blend) = Standard diesel bought from any local filling station (across the board forecourt fuel typically contains biofuel content).

    Petrol (average biofuel blend) = Standard petrol bought from any local filling station (across the board forecourt fuel typically contains biofuel content).


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    The consumption of liquid fuels can be obtained from your supplier, which they can gather the data as the number of tonnes of fuel purchased in a year.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Textiles and textile products including clothes, shoes and materials such as cotton, wool, polyester fabric etc. For primary materials, these factors cover the extraction, primary processing, manufacturing and transportation materials to the point of sale, not the materials in use. For secondary materials, the factors cover sorting, processing, manufacturing and transportation to the point of sale, not the materials in use. These factors are useful for reporting efficiencies gained through reduced procurement of material or the benefit of procuring items that are the product of a previous recycling process.


    Units

    $ Spend (Amount of USD you spent on the usage type.)

    Tonne (Metric tonne)

    Unit (Unit of items.)

    kg (Kilogram)


    Scope of Emissions

    Textiles is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Average Textiles: Spend $

    Clothing: Mixed

    Cotton: Average

    Cotton: Organic: India

    Cotton: Organic: USA

    Cotton: USA

    Nylon / Polyamide

    Polyester fabric = It is also known as Polyethylene terephthalate, PET, microfibre. Chemically, polyester is a polymer primarily composed of compounds within the ester functional group. Most synthetic and some plant-based polyester fibres are made from ethylene, which is a constituent of petroleum that can also be derived from other sources. While some forms of polyester are biodegradable, most of them are not, and polyester production and use contribute to pollution around the world.

    Shoe: Trainer (pair)

    Shoe: Trainer (pair) End of Life (LCA)

    Shoe: Trainer (pair) T&D (LCA)

    Shoe: Trainer (pair) Use of Product (LCA)

    Wool: Cleaned: 56% wool

    Wool: Fabric

    Wool: Greasy: 56% wool

    Linen = Linen or flax textile.

    Elastane = Elastane is a synthetic fibre known for its exceptional elasticity, it is also known as Spandex or Lycra.

    Viscose = A manufactured fibre composed of regenerated cellulose, as well as manufactured fibres composed of regenerated cellulose in which substituents have replaced not more than 15 % of the hydrogens of the hydroxyl groups (FTC definition).

    Clothing: T Shirt: Harlyn Tee = A tee made from 100% organic cotton under the brand Finisterre.

    Material Dye/Finishing: Average = Average amount of emission generated in the process of dyeing and finishing in textile manufacturing.

    Breakdown of Production Type

    Closed loop source = The materials are made from recycled content where the previous product was the same as the new product.

    Open loop source = The materials are made from recycled content where the previous product was different to the current product.

    Primary material production = The materials are made from virgin stock (i.e., products not made from recycled products).

    Reused = The materials are re-used instead of disposed of by recycling or landfill.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Example: Company K reports its emissions from textiles made from primary materials. At a separate site, company K wishes to report the emissions from purchasing textiles that are the product of a previous closed-loop recycling process. For the procurement of textiles that have been newly manufactured, it selects the ‘textiles’ material type and selects the ‘primary material production’. For the procurement of textiles that are made from second-generation materials that have already been recycled, it selects the ‘textiles’ and the ‘closed-loop’ production type. The carbon benefits of procuring the second generation materials quickly becomes clear.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    This usage type allows tour operators and travel companies to capture the emissions from your clients’ flights to and from the trip departure point, where the client has independently purchased the flight.


    Units

    $ Spend (Amount of USD you spent on the usage type.)

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)

    passenger.km (Passenger kilometre, the distance travelled by individual passengers per transport mode)


    Scope of Emissions

    Trips: Flights excluded: Client flights to/from point of departure are reported as Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    UK Domestic air = Domestic flights are those between UK airports.

    UK Short haul air = International flights to/from the UK, typically to Europe (up to 3700km distance).

    UK Long haul air = Long-haul international flights to/from the UK, typically to non-European destinations (over 3700km distance).

    Non-UK International air = International flights to/from non-UK countries.

    Average Air Travel

    Breakdown of Seat Types

    It refers to the seat class that was purchased for the flight.

    Economy = These refer to the seat class that was purchased for the flight.

    Premium Economy

    Business

    First

    Average = If the seat class is unknown, please choose this option.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    You could request an annual report from a dedicated department in your organisation, that records the distances travelled for domestic, short-haul and long-haul flights, in each class of travel (ranging from economy to first class).

  • Definition of Usage Type

    This usage type allows tour operators and travel companies to measure and report the emissions of the flights included in the price of a trip to/from the trip departure point. In this case, the tour operator has purchased the flight on behalf of the client.


    Units

    $ Spend (Amount of USD you spent on the usage type.)

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)

    passenger.km (Passenger kilometre, the distance travelled by individual passengers per transport mode)


    Scope of Emissions

    Trips: Flights included: Client flights to/from point of departure are reported as Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    UK Domestic air = Domestic flights are those between UK airports.

    UK Short haul air = International flights to/from the UK, typically to Europe (up to 3700km distance).

    UK Long haul air = Long-haul international flights to/from the UK, typically to non-European destinations (over 3700km distance).

    Non-UK International air = International flights to/from non-UK countries.

    Average Air Travel

    Breakdown of Seat Types

    It refers to the seat class that was purchased for the flight.

    Economy = These refer to the seat class that was purchased for the flight.

    Premium Economy

    Business

    First

    Average = If the seat class is unknown, please choose this option.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    You could request an annual report from a dedicated department in your organisation, that records the distances travelled for domestic, short-haul and long-haul flights, in each class of travel (ranging from economy to first class).

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Upstream embodied emissions from purchase of new motor vehicles.


    Units

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)

    $ Spend (Amount of USD you spent on the usage type.)


    Scope of Emissions

    Vehicles are reported as Scope 3 emissions sources.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Motor Vehicles: Average


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Gather the data on the amount spent in USD or GBP on purchasing new motor vehicles. Your accounting department should have the receipts available.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    End-of-life disposal of construction materials.


    Units

    Tonne (Metric tonne)


    Scope of Emissions

    Waste Construction is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Waste: Aggregates

    Waste: Asbestos

    Waste: Asphalt

    Waste: Average construction

    Waste: Bricks

    Waste: Concrete

    Waste: Insulation

    Waste: Metals

    Waste: Mineral oil

    Waste: Plasterboard

    Waste: Soils

    Waste: Tyres

    Waste: Wood

    Breakdown of Waste Types

    Closed Loop = Closed-loop recycling is the process of recycling material back into the same product.

    Combustion = Energy is recovered from the waste through incineration and subsequent generation of electricity. It is also known as energy-from-waste (EFW). Incineration and other high temperature waste treatment systems described as “thermal treatment”. Incineration of waste materials converts waste in ash, flue gas, heat and energy.

    Composting = CO₂e emitted as a result of composting a waste stream.

    Landfill = Waste sent to landfill.

    Open Loop = Open-loop recycling is the process of recycling material into other products.

    Reuse = Materials that are re-used instead of disposed of by recycling or landfill.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Use the data on how many construction materials had been disposed in a reporting year. For example, look at the tonne of bricks disposed in a year.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    End-of-life disposal of electrical and electronical equipment.


    Units

    Tonne (Metric tonne)


    Scope of Emissions

    Waste Electrical Items are reported as Scope 3 emissions sources.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Note: WEEE refers to Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

    WEEE – batteries = All batteries excluding car batteries.

    WEEE – fridges and freezers

    WEEE – large = Stationary machines for routine housekeeping tasks e.g. cookers / fridges.

    WEEE – mixed

    WEEE – small = Small power equipment.

    Breakdown of Waste Types

    Combustion = Energy is recovered from the waste through incineration and subsequent generation of electricity. It is also known as energy-from-waste (EFW). Incineration and other high temperature waste treatment systems described as “thermal treatment”. Incineration of waste materials converts waste in ash, flue gas, heat and energy.

    Landfill = Waste sent to landfill.

    Open Loop = Open-loop recycling is the process of recycling material into other products.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Use the data on how many electrical items had been disposed in a reporting year. For example, look at the tonne of batteries disposed in a year.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    End-of-life disposal of glass.


    Units

    Tonne (Metric tonne)


    Scope of Emissions

    Waste Glass is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Closed Loop = Closed-loop recycling is the process of recycling material back into the same product.

    Combustion = Energy is recovered from the waste through incineration and subsequent generation of electricity. It is also known as energy-from-waste (EFW). Incineration and other high temperature waste treatment systems described as “thermal treatment”. Incineration of waste materials converts waste in ash, flue gas, heat and energy.

    Landfill = Waste sent to landfill.

    Open Loop = Open-loop recycling is the process of recycling material into other products.

    Reuse = Materials that are re-used instead of disposed of by recycling or landfill.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Use the data on how many glass materials had been disposed in a reporting year. For example, look at the tonne of glass disposed in a year.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    End-of-life disposal of metals.


    Units

    Tonne (Metric tonne)


    Scope of Emissions

    Waste Metal is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Waste: Aluminium cans and foil = Aluminium cans and foil (excluding forming).

    Waste: Mixed cans

    Waste: Scrap metal

    Waste: Steel cans

    Breakdown of Waste Types

    Closed Loop = Closed-loop recycling is the process of recycling material back into the same product.

    Combustion = Energy is recovered from the waste through incineration and subsequent generation of electricity. It is also known as energy-from-waste (EFW). Incineration and other high temperature waste treatment systems described as “thermal treatment”. Incineration of waste materials converts waste in ash, flue gas, heat and energy.

    Landfill = Waste sent to landfill.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Use the data on how many metals had been disposed in a reporting year. For example, look at the tonne of steel cans disposed in a year.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    End-of-life disposal of paper.


    Units

    Tonne (Metric tonne)


    Scope of Emissions

    Waste Paper is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Waste: Board only = Average: 78% corrugate and 22% carton board

    Waste: Mixed board and paper = Assumes 25% paper, 75% board

    Waste: Paper only

    Breakdown of Waste Types

    Closed Loop = Closed-loop recycling is the process of recycling material back into the same product.

    Combustion = Energy is recovered from the waste through incineration and subsequent generation of electricity. It is also known as energy-from-waste (EFW). Incineration and other high temperature waste treatment systems described as “thermal treatment”. Incineration of waste materials converts waste in ash, flue gas, heat and energy.

    Composting = CO₂e emitted as a result of composting a waste stream.

    Landfill = Waste sent to landfill.

    Reuse = Materials that are re-used instead of disposed of by recycling or landfill.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Use the data on how many papers had been disposed in a reporting year. For example, look at the tonne of cardboard disposed in a year.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    End-of-life disposal of plastics.


    Units

    Tonne (Metric tonne)


    Scope of Emissions

    Waste Plastic is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Waste: Average plastic film

    Waste: Average plastic rigid

    Waste: Average plastics

    Waste: HDPE incl. forming = An opaque plastic commonly used for milk bottles.

    Waste: LDPE and LLDPE incl. forming = Packaging material (such as foils and plastic bags).

    Waste: PET incl. forming = For example, clear drink bottles and sandwich wrappers.

    Waste: PP incl. forming = Mainly used in injection moulding (for example, for cutlery, containers and automotive parts).

    Waste: PS incl. forming = Commonly used for foam-based insulation and cheap disposable items (such as protective packaging and disposable cutlery).

    Waste: PVC incl. forming = Widespread use in building, transport, packaging, electrical/electronic and healthcare applications.

    Breakdown of Waste Types

    Closed Loop = Closed-loop recycling is the process of recycling material back into the same product.

    Combustion = Energy is recovered from the waste through incineration and subsequent generation of electricity. It is also known as energy-from-waste (EFW). Incineration and other high temperature waste treatment systems described as “thermal treatment”. Incineration of waste materials converts waste in ash, flue gas, heat and energy.

    Landfill = Waste sent to landfill.

    Open Loop = Open-loop recycling is the process of recycling material into other products.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Use the data on how many plastics had been disposed in a reporting year. For example, look at the tonne of packaging materials disposed in a year.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Waste: Average reports the emission associated with disposing unknown or general type of waste.


    Units

    $ Spend (Amount of USD you spent on the usage type.)

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)


    Scope of Emissions

    Waste: Average is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Average Waste

    Breakdown of Waste Types

    Combustion = Energy is recovered from the waste through incineration and subsequent generation of electricity. It is also known as energy-from-waste (EFW). Incineration and other high temperature waste treatment systems described as “thermal treatment”. Incineration of waste materials converts waste in ash, flue gas, heat and energy.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Use the data on how many average wastes had been disposed in a reporting year. For example, look at the amount of USD or GBP spent on waste disposal in a year.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    General waste materials including household rubbish, organic waste, mixed recycling etc.


    Units

    Bin: 1100 litre (1100 litre wheelie bin)

    Tonne (Metric tonne)


    Scope of Emissions

    Waste: Refuse is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Commercial and industrial waste = Waste generated by businesses or industrial operations.

    Municipal waste = Domestic waste.

    Organic: food and drink waste

    Organic: garden waste

    Organic: Mixed food and garden waste

    Breakdown of Waste Types

    Anaerobic Digestion = Energy is recovered from the waste through anaerobic digestion.

    Closed Loop = Closed-loop recycling is the process of recycling material back into the same product.

    Combustion = Energy is recovered from the waste through incineration and subsequent generation of electricity. It is also known as energy-from-waste (EFW). Incineration and other high temperature waste treatment systems described as “thermal treatment”. Incineration of waste materials converts waste in ash, flue gas, heat and energy.

    Composting = CO₂e emitted as a result of composting a waste stream.

    Landfill = Waste sent to landfill.

    Open Loop = Open-loop recycling is the process of recycling material into other products.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Use the data on how many refuses had been disposed in a reporting year. For example, look at the tonne of refuse disposed in a year.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    This refers to the use of water including by an organisation at sites controlled/owned by them.


    Units

    $ Spend (Amount of USD you spent on the usage type.)

    m3 (Cubic metre)

    Litre (Litre / Liter)


    Scope of Emissions

    Water supply, treatment and disposal is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Water: Mains Spend $ = Average spending on water, including any water services, treatment and supply.

    Grey Water = Water that you have collected, either rainwater or relatively clean wastewater (i.e., from washing machines).

    Water Supply = Water supply subcategory should be used to account for water delivered through the mains supply network.

    Water Treatment = Water treatment subcategory should be used for water returned into the sewage system through mains drains.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    This information should be available on your water bills from your water supplier or on your water meter. If your building is managed by someone other than yourself, this can be calculated by the amount you are charged for water.

    Example: Company W needs to report the Scope 3 emissions from its water use. Its consumption can be found by reading its water meter or gathering data from its water bills from the supplier.

  • Definition of Usage Type

    Wood refers to the consumption of wood.

    This is separate from wood listed under usage type “Construction”. For the consumption of wood for construction purposes, please select the usage type of “Construction”.


    Units

    £ Spend (Amount of GBP you spent on the usage type.)


    Scope of Emissions

    Wood is reported as a Scope 3 emissions source.


    Breakdown of Usage Sub-types

    Wood: Spend £ = Amount of GBP spent on purchases of wood.


    How to Gather the Usage Data

    Use the data on the amount of GBP spent on using wood. For example, look at the amount of GBP spent on purchasing wood in a year.

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    $ Spend = Spend in USD

    £ Spend = Spend in GBP

    Bin: 1100 litre = 1100 litre wheelie bin

    Btu = British thermal unit

    kg = Kilogramme

    km = Kilometre

    kWh = Kilowatt hour

    Litre = Litre/Liter

    m = Metre

    m2 = Square metre

    m3 = Cubic metre

    Minute = Minutes summed across all end users

    passenger.km = Passenger kilometre

    room.night = Room per night

    scf = Standard cubic foot

    TBh = Terabyte hours of storage

    tCO2e = Tonnes of CO2e

    Tonne = Metric tonne

    tonne.km = Tonne kilometre

    Unit = Unit of items

    vCPUh = Virtual CPU hours